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When Amanda Matos came to CDS as an athletic trainer five years ago, she saw a school brimming with scholar-athletes waiting to be celebrated. What she didn’t see, however, were athletic facilities that championed the hard work her students put into their school and into their sport. Both Amanda and Tauni Butterfield, as Assistant Athletic Director and Athletic Director, respectively, have been working tirelessly to bring a renewed sense of school spirit to Carolina Day.

CDS students in Spain

Spring and summer saw students all across the Upper School board planes and set off for international adventures. Three trips, led by French teacher Kathryn Garrison, Spanish teacher Fernando Pomar, and Science teacher Michael Hill, exposed CDS students not just to an immersive language and academic experience but also to an exploration of diverse cultures and environments.

Jacquelyn Nasti, Director of After Care

Jacquelyn Nasti, CDS’s new Director of After Care, is finally bringing a fully realized After School Enrichment program back to campus. Last spring, Jacquelyn launched a pilot program for reviving the much missed After School Enrichment, a program gone by the wayside during the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Her first year with CDS, Jacquelyn was hyper focused on After Care, a priority for parents who suddenly had tenfold responsibilities during the school year. 

Let Lily Play

Lily Everette has been playing baseball at CDS since she was in middle school, pursuing the sport she picked up when she was barely a year old, throwing and hitting with her dad in their backyard. But in 2022, the NCISAA ruled her ineligible, kicking off a months-long fight. On April 13, 2022, a week after a second appeal from CDS to the NCISAA, the news came. Though she will remain ineligible for the current season, she and other girls can play baseball in 2022-23.

David Dvorscak

Each year, the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) honors a high school teacher for innovation in teaching playwriting as part of their curriculum, regardless of discipline. Key factors are quality of instruction, philosophy behind the use of playwriting instruction in the classroom, and successful realization of student work. This year, David Dvorscak, Carolina Day School Upper School Theatre Director, was named one of two recipients of this significant award.

OM - state competition 2022 at WCU

Having placed first at the Odyssey of the Mind (OM) regional competitions on April 12 at McDowell High School, all six CDS teams competed at the State level at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee on Saturday, April 2. One CDS team placed first at State, qualifying them to advance to the World Finals which takes place May 25-28 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

2021 One Act

The Theatre Department at Carolina Day School is celebrating their newest theatre production presented by the 2021 One-Act class, an original physical theatre piece called “Now What Question Mark.” The class performed the piece for the first time at the North Carolina Theatre Conference One-Act Festival, earning incredible accolades.